MCCC's Trenton Campus welcomes spring with several events on Wednesday, April 29. A ribbon-cutting for the new Youth College classrooms and learning lab will be held at 10 a.m. Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson and state representatives will be on hand. The Fashion Design program, located in Trenton Hall, will unveil student work AT 11:30 a.m. and campus tours will be conducted by student leaders until noon. Spring Day for MCCC students and staff will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Campus tours for the general public will be available between 2 and 4 p.m. Activities for evening students will continue from 4 to 7 p.m. For more information, contact Monique Richardson at ext. 3160. Read more here.
The Garden State African Violet Club presents its 64th Annual Show and Sale on Saturday, May 2 from noon to 4 p.m., and Sunday, May 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Center. Proceeds from the show will benefit MCCC Horticulture student scholarships. Read more here.
All are invited to an afternoon of style as the Mercer Fashion Program presents its Annual Student Fashion Show at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, at the Trenton Campus’s Kerney Hall. Read more here.
The MCCC Chorus will present its spring concert on Tuesday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m., with the MCCC Jazz Band performing on Wednesday, May 13, at 8 p.m. Both performances will take place in Kelsey Theatre. Read more here.
The annual “Explore Mercer” open house on April 16 was a big success, drawing more than 200 prospective students and parents interested in learning more about the value of a Mercer education. Faculty and staff were ready to discuss Mercer's programs and services. See the Facebook photos here.
Mercer celebrated its students and its community of friends on April 14 at Mercer Oaks, where a crowd of 250 helped to make “Spring Into Student Success,” the MCCC Foundation’s signature scholarship fundraiser, a memorable event. Proceeds totaling more than $76,000 will be used to sustain and expand scholarship opportunities for deserving students. Read more here. See the Facebook photos here.
Dr. Diane Campbell, Executive Dean for Student Affairs, was honored as a Woman of Achievement by the Kappa Foundation of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Trenton Alumni Chapter, during the organization’s annual Jazz Brunch on April 11. Read more here.
When Mother’s Day rolls around May 10, clients at the Trenton nonprofit HomeFront will have a family portrait in hand to commemorate the occasion. On March 23, Mercer’s Documentary Photography class went on location to Homefront for what's become an annual Mother's Day Portrait Shoot. Read more here.
It was Spring Day and Earth Day all in one at MCCC's West Windsor Campus April 22. Students enjoyed lunch prepared and served by the Hospitality Club, plus music and lots of activities -- all before the April showers came! See the Facebook photos here.
The Mercer Veterans Club pulled out all the stops in the Penny Wars, hosting a meet-and-greet with tattoo artist Julia Carlson, a former contestant on the reality TV series "Ink Master." For a small donation, fans could take a selfie with Carlson, who is the daughter of student Paula Klockner, co-founder of the Veterans Club. See the video here. Stay tuned for the announcement of the winner of Penny Wars, a campus-wide fundraiser for Alex's Lemonade Stand coordinated by Student Life and Leadership, which concluded Thursday.
The Vikings softball team is entering the Region 19 playoffs this weekend as the no. 1 seed. In their first game, the Vikings will face no. 4-seeded Burlington CC in the double elimination tournament hosted by the County College of Morris. Read more here.
Presidential search updates are available on the college's website. Dates for visits by the next two finalists are available here.
April 25: IPIC Adjunct Workshop. IPIC will host a special professional development event for adjunct faculty. The morning event will be filled with networking and workshop sampling. See the flyer here for details and to RSVP.
Through May 6: MercerOnline Training. Click here to view the full schedule and to register.
Through May 7: Student Restaurant Serving Lunch, Dinner. Tickets are available for the HRIM "Applied Kitchen Skills" and "Part-Thyme" student restaurants. "Applied Kitchen Skills" serves weekly through Thursday, May 7 and "Part-Thyme" serves its final lunch on Wednesday, April 29. Both restaurants serve in ES111, with seatings from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for students, $10 for faculty and staff, and $12 for other guests and may be purchased from the Bursar's Office window at SC256 in the Student Center. In addition, tickets are on sale for the HRIM "International" restaurant class. Dinner will be served on Wednesdays, April 29 and May 6, with seatings from 5:15 to 5:45 p.m. View menus here. Questions? Email email@example.com.
Through May 8: Visual Arts Student Show. More than 100 works by 60 MCCC art students are on display at the MCCC Gallery. Read more and see a sample of the art here.
Through May 8: Spring Late Night Series. One and all are invited to perform at MCCC’s Late Night Series, an open-mic event hosted by the Drama Club and MC Post Midnight. Performances typically include dance, music, acting, film-making and poetry. Shows take place in the college’s Studio Theatre, located on the West Windsor campus next to Kelsey Theatre. Remaining dates this spring are April 24 and May 8. Showtime is 10 p.m. Doors open at 9:30; sign-up for the open-mic is 9:45 p.m. For more information, email Jody Gazenbeek-Person at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through May 15: Submit Work for Kelsey Review. Area writers and artists are invited to submit work for possible inclusion in Kelsey Review 2015. The Review accepts short fiction, poetry, personal essays, excerpts of novels, black and white line drawings and cartoons by those who live, work or study in Mercer County. Read more here.
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